Ok so I was planning to post about week two of Slow Fashion and have
written most of that post, there are a lot of words and currently no
images at all, but I got distracted today and ended up going down one of
those Pinterest based rabbit holes...
I decided I needed a house coat so that I can wear something warm in
the house and not get my life choices questioned by the
postman/neighbours. This came about shortly after nodding an
acknowledgement to one of my new neighbours (I recently moved in) when
putting the bin out in my spotty dressing gown and slippers!
to find photos of people wearing house coats was a lot harder than
finding patterns for them. There are patterns galore on Pinterest.
- House Coats are so much more glamorous than dressing gowns
one caught my eye, but I can't work out if I want it to cross over at
the front or if I want the two sides to just but up against one
- This is closest to what I want I think
I want to make it with at least
two layers of fabric on the bodice and skirt I think to keep in the
warmth, but I am not sure about the techniques of doing this. So more
Pinterest searching but that just took me down a historical garments
rabbit hole which took up a few hours probably and makes me want a
flowery chintz dress and waist stay... That is never going to happen but
I will have to learn more about historical dresses I think...
have also been looking at Modern Pattern Design by Harriet Pepin who
has a lovely section on the Hostess Gown/House Coat complete with the
There is nothing quite so
depressing as to see one trailing around in a flannel bathrobe or jaded
negligee. A few yards of twenty five cent cotton percale can produce a
most attractive garment which will endure for months and be a constant
joy to the wearer.
- Harriet Pepin on the Hostess gown
Labels: Down the Rabbit Hole, Historical Sewing, Pinterest, sewing